Ray LaMontagne Announces U.S. Tour

Ray LaMontagne, one of the most distinct and recognizable voices in music, announced his first North American tour in support of his new album Gossip In The Grain due out October 14 on RCA Records.

The six week tour starts September 30 in Indianapolis. October 14 is the new release date for the album as LaMontagne, struck by inspiration, went back into the studio last week to record additional material. The new album  can be pre-ordered at www.raylamontagne.com.

Recorded with returning producer, Ethan Johns in Box, England, and touching upon  a range of styles and musical settings- spanning pastoral folk, railroad blues,  front porch country, and plangent balladry – Gossip In The Grain proves to be his most creative and emotionally expansive collection to date.

Whereas LaMontagne’s two previous albums, Trouble and Till The Sun Turns Black,  were largely solo affairs, with Johns serving as multi-tasking instrumentalist,  Gossip In The Grain sees him joined by members of his touring band, bassist Jennifer Condos and guitarist Eric Heywood (with Johns largely handling drum duties). Along with his band members, LaMontagne is also joined on two tracks – "A Falling Through" and "I Still Care For You" – by singer/songwriter Leona Naess.

Naess will be the opener for the entire tour and is touring in support of her new album Thirteens out September 23 on Verve Forecast.

Below are the dates for Ray LaMontagne with Leona Naess:
Sept 30     Murat Theatre                       Indianapolis, IN
Oct 1         Chicago Theatre                      Chicago, IL
Oct 3         Union Theatre                        Madison, WI
Oct 4         State Theatre                        Minneapolis, MN
Oct 6        Royal Oak Music Theatre        Royal Oak, MI
Oct 7        Queen Elizabeth Theatre        Toronto, ON
Oct 9        Opera House                        Boston, MA
Oct 10      Opera House                        Boston, MA
Oct 11     Radio City Music Hall              New York, NY
Oct 13        Keswick Theatre                  Philadelphia, PA
Oct 14      The Strathmore Music Center    Washington, DC
Oct 16        Meymandi Concert Hall         Raleigh, NC
Oct 17      Bijou Theatre                           Knoxville, TN
Oct 18        The Tabernacle                    Atlanta, GA
Oct 19         Ryman Auditorium               Nashville, TN
Oct 21         Uptown Theatre                   Kansas City, MO
Oct 23       Verizon Wireless Theatre         Houston, TX
Oct 24       Majestic Theatre                     Dallas, TX
Oct 25       Paramount Theatre                Austin, TX
Oct 27         Macky Auditorium             Boulder, CO
Oct 28       Murray Theatre                 Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 30       Wiltern Theatre                 Los Angeles, CA
Nov 1        Spreckels Theatre              San Diego, CA
Nov 3         Paramount Theatre                Oakland, CA
Nov 5        Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall    Portland, OR
Nov 6         McDonald Theatre                Eugene, OR
Nov 8         Vogue Theatre                Vancouver, BC
Nov 9        Marion Oliver McCaw Hall      Seattle, WA